The other day I reported that Peter Sarsgaard was in talks to play the villain Sinestro in the upcoming Green Lantern film. But, I misread and he is in fact in talks to play Dr. Hector Hammond, which will possibly be the villain in the film. However, it reported that Mark Strong will be the character Sinestro in the film, but probably not as the villain.
Its reported that Sinestro will be a protagonist in the upcoming DC live-action film.
Thanks to ComingSoon.net:
“I think it will stick closely to the origin story, but we all know Sinestro, for an example, is a character who goes over to the dark side, and of course, Carol, played by Blake Lively, in later versions becomes a bad guy as well. I think people will be able to see forward to the characters that in the comic went on to (become bad guys)… but people will be ahead of us on all that I think.”
As much as I like the idea of Sinestro being a villain, I can understand why they may not want that. It can leave that story for future films, that is to say it gets more than one.
The film will likely portray Sinestro as a mentor to Hal Jordan. Who knows? Maybe the film will touch on him becoming evil.
Do you like to idea of Sinestro as a protagonist?